Researching Foreign Law? Begin Online With Foreign Law Guide (FLG)

Foreign Law Guide

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Foreign Law Guide will help you get started on your foreign law research by connecting you to a country-by-country guide providing an overview of the historical, political, and legal framework for each country. There are approximately 190 jurisdictional guides available that provide historical and current print and online sources of legal information, including legislation, statutory codes, and case law. The existence of English translations and selected references to secondary sources are also noted.

In July of 2013, Marci Hoffman, Associate Director and International & Foreign Law Librarian at the University of California School of Law Library, assumed the role as editor, replacing editors Tom Reynolds and Arturo Flores. Hoffman, working with an Editorial Advisory Board and team of Country Editors, is tasked with systemically covering and updating each jurisdiction, as well as transitioning the FLG to its enhanced research platform.

Experienced users will notice several improvements on the new platform. It boasts improved browsing by country and subject. There is also a cumulative list of the materials cited in the FLG that is organized alphabetically by title and includes print sources, subscription databases, and freely available websites. Additionally, you may now search FLG using keywords from the Basic Search Box or conduct a more sophisticated Boolean search using the Advanced Search option.